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ABMC Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

KINDERHOOK, N.Y. - May 15, 2012 - American Bio Medica Corporation (ABMC.PK) today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2011 were $2,374,000, an increase of 1.5% from net sales of $2,340,000 in the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $27,000, compared to an operating loss of $290,000 in the fourth quarter of 2010. Net loss in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $15,000, or $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss of $342,000, or $0.02 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Net sales for the first quarter of 2012 were $2,296,000, an increase of $249,000, or 12.2%, when compared to net sales of $2,047,000 for the first quarter of 2011. Operating loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $169,000, compared to an operating loss of $374,000 in the first quarter of 2011. Net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $206,000, or $0.01 per share, compared to a net loss of $425,000, or $0.02 per share, reported in the first quarter of 2011.

ABMC Chief Executive Officer Stan Cipkowski stated, "We continue to see sales growth in some of our markets and I'm pleased that we've had year over year growth for the second consecutive quarter. We made substantial investments in sales and marketing in the first quarter of 2012 and that, in addition to certain non-recurring charges related to regulatory compliance, contributed to the loss reported in the first quarter of 2012. We expect to see the return on these sales and marketing investments in the second half of this year, and although regulatory costs will be incurred, we do not expect these specific regulatory compliance costs to re-occur in 2012."

For more information on ABMC or its drug testing products, please visit www.abmc.com.

About American Bio Medica Corporation

American Bio Medica Corporation develops, manufactures and markets accurate, cost-effective immunoassay test kits, including some of the world's most effective point of collection tests for drugs of abuse. The Company and its worldwide distribution network target the workplace, government, corrections, clinical and educational markets. ABMC's Rapid Drug Screen®, Rapid ONE®, RDS® InCup®, Rapid TOX® and Rapid TOX Cup® II test for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in urine, while OralStat® and Rapid STAT™ test for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in oral fluids. ABMC's Rapid Reader® is a compact, portable device that, when connected to any computer, interprets the results of an ABMC drug screen, and sends the results to a data management system, enabling the test administrator to easily manage their drug testing program.

This release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ, and such differences could be material. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to the following: continued acceptance of our products, increased levels of competition in our industry, acceptance of new products, product development, compliance with regulatory requirements, intellectual property rights, our dependence on key personnel, third party sales and suppliers, trading in our common shares may be subject to "penny stock" rules, our history of recurring net losses and our ability to continue as a going concern. There can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in addressing such risks and uncertainties and the Company assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements based upon actual results. Investors are strongly encouraged to review the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of risks and uncertainties that could affect operating results and the market price of the Company's common shares.

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AMERICAN BIO MEDICA CORPORATION
Statements of Operations

(unaudited)

For the three For the three
months ended months ended
March 31, 2012 March 31, 2011
Net sales $ 2,296,000 $ 2,047,000
Cost of goods sold 1,334,000 1,285,000
Gross profit 962,000 762,000
Operating expenses:
Research and development 52,000 52,000
Selling and marketing 521,000 457,000
General and administrative 558,000 627,000
Total operating expenses 1,131,000 1,136,000
Operating loss (169,000) (374,000)
Other expense (42,000) (51,000)
Net loss before tax (211,000) (425,000)
Income tax expense 5,000 0
Net loss $ (206,000) $ (425,000)
Basic & diluted loss per common share $ (0.01) $ (0.02)
Basic & diluted weighted average shares outstanding 21,744,768 21,744,768

(Balance Sheets follow)

American Bio Medica Corporation
Balance Sheets
March 31,
2012
(unaudited)
December 31,
2011
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,000 $ 93,000
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $66,000 at both March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011
940,000
883,000
Inventory, net of allowance for slow moving and obsolete inventory of $425,000 at March 31, 2012 and $401,000 at December 31, 2011
3,313,000
3,239,000
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 96,000 61,000
Total current assets 4,355,000 4,276,000
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,276,000 1,304,000
Debt issuance costs, net 14,000 26,000
Patents 20,000 0
Other assets 29,000 30,000
Total assets $ 5,694,000 $ 5,636,000
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable 877,000 631,000
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 175,000 217,000
Wages payable 223,000 264,000
Line of credit 518,000 397,000
Current portion of long-term debt and unearned grant 1,463,000 882,000
Total current liabilities 3,256,000 2,391,000
Other liabilities 143,000 143,000
Long-term debt 0 608,000
Related party note 124,000 124,000
Total liabilities 3,523,000 3,266,000
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Stockholders’ Equity:
Common stock 217,000 217,000
Additional paid-in capital 19,393,000 19,386,000
Accumulated deficit (17,439,000) (17,233,000)
Total stockholders’ equity 2,171,000 2,370,000
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 5,694,000 $ 5,636,000

Contact:
American Bio Medica Corporation
Stan Cipkowski, 800-227-1243, Ext 106
Chief Executive Officer